Standards, Identifiers, and all that Good Stuff

LITA Standards IG, Saturday, June 24, 2006 Managing Identifiers Moderator, Pat Stevens Pat told a story about attending an ISO meeting in Asia where one topic was the international trade in ring tones. She pointed out that public identifiers are critical to link heterogeneous services, they require support—technical and social infrastructure. The presenters were asked […]

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MARBI Matters, pt. 2

The meeting started out with an update on RDA by Jennifer Bowen and the beginning of a slightly scary discussion about how MARC might need to respond to the [r]evolution in content description and access.

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Figgy Formats

The MFIG meeting, as is its custom, was focused on a particular issue for its meeting: “Authorities: What’s the Future?” The speaker, Mary Mastraccio, Cataloging and Authorities Manager, MARCIVE, Inc., approached her topic with the assumption that her audience was varied, and aimed at the middle of the range.

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MARBI Matters

Here we all sit, the MARBIes at the big horseshoe table arrangement, the Peanut Gallery ranged along each long side, preparing for yet another round of stimulating conversation about MARC.

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XML and Authority Control

The XML and Authority Control program, sponsored by the LITA-ALCTS CCS Authority Control in the Online Environment Interest Group (ACIG) took place in a dim, cavernous room in McCormick Center, remarkably full at the beginning and with sitters on the floor around the walls …

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MARBI Matters

In the old days, MARBI was the ALA home base for the data geeks, and there were often three half-days of meetings every six months. The agendas were full and the documentation for the meetings, when printed out (we didn’t bring laptops then) often approached an inch or more piled up. That was in the days before the distractions of MODS, METS and such, when MARBI was still lively and fractious. Now the issues are generally a bit niche and often ho-hum, and there are few in the room below the age of forty.

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